2016 Angelo's Cabernet Sauvignon
In the 1960s, Angelo Regusci transformed the Regusci Ranch into one of the preeminent Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the entire world. Named in his honor, our west-facing hillside vineyard represents the absolute pinnacle of Stags Leap District grape-growing.
For a wine this important, our standards are uncompromising. We meticulously pick and isolate the best hillside grapes. We separate the best lots and pair them with our best oak. We tediously monitor the color and flavor of each barrel over a two-year period. And when the time comes, we bottle this amazing wine inside our most robust glass. If a vintage is ever anything short of perfect, we will not release it.
2016 was a classic growing season here on Regusci Ranch, which yielded a strong-willed wine that takes its time to unfold. Aeration releases aromas of cedar, coffee, and dark fruits. Black currant flavors dominate the mid-palate, which is then framed with tense tannins and oak structure on the finish. This wine is special to our family, and before each highly anticipated release, we refine it to be the best of best from our 286-acres. Enjoy!